Antibiotic Treatment in Elderly Respiratory Diseases
Chang Oh Kim
Geriatric Rehabilitation, Vol.3(2) : 57~60, 2013
Respiratory infectious diseases still remain one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in elderly. Infectious diseases frequently present with atypical findings in elderly. Also, the outcome in elderly infectious diseases is relatively poor compared with young adults. Therefore, physicians should be aware of the recent epidemiological data on the most common pathogens in order to empirically choose the antibiotics, and check the comorbidity, functional status of elderly patients.